1. E. Carpenter says

    Everyone has the right to choose their own time to die. How they come to that decision is valid for them, which is enough.

    I hope he felt he’d lived a good and worthwhile life at the end, and that he ended quickly.

  2. Coyfox says

    @ Fenrox & Moz’s: Gays are not allowed to donate their body, or organs, or blood, or sperm, under any circumstances. I’m sure in this case an exception was made, though.

  3. sickened says

    coyfox; given that finding a real cure and effective treatments would hinge upon studying the people most impacted by hiv/aids, what does it tell you that they don’t bother ?

    Someday people will wake up to the scam that is hiv/aids. Billions spent and more studies than on anything else and we still keep supporting the greatest medical fraud of all time.

  4. Yeek says

    A quick search for cadaver donation (no transplants, only used for dissection) prohibits donation for patients with a history of HIV, IVDU, and hepatatis B or C, but no specific mention of sexual history. Private donation (e.g. to friend or family member, research institution, or to a private sperm storage facility that you pay for yourself) doesn’t prohibit based on sexual activity – I’ve done it myself. Similarly, autologous donation has no prohibitions. There is no ban on lesbians who wish to donate. The CCR5 mutation is very common as mutations go (almost 1% of European men), so there is no short supply of donors for this particular medical phenomenon.

  5. Hagatha says

    I find this interesting and surprising. Way back in time, I was misdiagnosed with “this new gay cancer” which they eventually called AIDS. This was in San Francisco. I assured them that wasn’t the problem and that the doctors at Washington Hospital Center would be able to put Hagatha back together again. Hagatha was down to 128 pounds and it wasn’t pretty. Upon my return to health and San francisco I got a call from my doctor at USF who wanted to talk to me about my ancestry. Upon discovering that my family is well documented and endogamous for centuries he was sure that there was something to my genetic make up which explained why I didn’t have “gay cancer”. He knew me well enough to know that I should have it, but I didn’t.

    Anyway, we spoke about it one more time and he said that they hadn’t assembled the study group yet, he was killed in a car accident shortly after that. I had always assumed that they dropped the “some people (He called us Northumberland People) are immune” study because they didn’t want people deciding that they were immune and going out and catching and spreading all sorts of things.

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